The Old Hopkins

It has inspired the writers of story and rhyme
The dark Hopkins River is so old in time
It had been flowing for thousands of years before the first people to the State now known as Victoria came
As a very old waterway that did not have a name
Australia's first people going back the centuries
On very warm evenings in Summer close to forty degrees
By the banks of the river in the shade of the trees
They told stories and sang and danced their corroborees
Since then many Seasons have come and have gone
But the old dark waterway towards the blue hole crawls on
As it nears the Pacific to a huge waterway it does grow
As by the City of Warrnambool it flows dark, deep and slow
The old Hopkins River so very old in time
That has inspired the writers of story and rhyme.

by Francis Duggan

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